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Villas are often cheaper than hotels when shared with others, see if someone is willing to split with you.
When buying park tickets, use AttractionTickets | Award-Winning Orlando Park Ticket Provider. If you want to buy a 1 day ticket to Disney, go on the Disney website and change then language at the top right corner to USA (not possible in UK).
If you are happy to drive, and want to save money - flying to Fort Lauderdale, Tampa or Miami is best. Be careful, TUI have recently changed their airport to Orlando Melbourne which is 1hr drive from the city.
If you plan to stay on International Drive, there is a certain area you want to stay in. I personally wouldn't go any further north than W Sand Lake Road and no further south than Rosen Plaza Hotel.
Download apps such as hopper to get alerts on prices for fights. When booking flights or package holidays, wait until Boxing Day or January sales for a flash deal.
If you choose to stay in hotel, aim to stay on International Drive to be close to restaurants and shops. This can save on car rental, although you may end up being lazy and using Uber way too much (aka Me).
If you choose to do a package holiday, try companies such as Travel Republic, Love Holidays, Teletext Holidays, Travel Supermarket and Expedia. Barrhead Travel often have regular deals on their Facebook.
Hiring a car isn't always the only option, Uber and Lyft provide a great - & cheap - service and can save on parking fees. If you opt to stay in International Drive there is a tram, and often some hotels will run shuttles.
If you plan to spend a lot of time at Universal Studios, then staying at an onsite hotel may be of value to you. I recommend booking the Hard Rock Hotel for one night during your stay, see Accommodations page for more info.